YOU DO WHAT?
Do I need a visa?
YES! Any foreigner who wants to enter Cambodia needs a visa.
Both tourist and business visas can be obtained at all border crossings.
Note that a tourist visa can be renewed only once for a period of one
month whereas a business visa can be extended up to one year.
Be aware that when you buy your visa at a border crossing, the price
can depend on the financial needs of the customs officials. It is known
that this is a lucrative job to many.
You need two passport photos and an international passport, valid for 6 months at least, to obtain your visa.
We encourage you to buy your visa in advance at your embassy
Vaccinations and Health
It is strongly recommended to consult a doctor regarding
your trip to Cambodia 4 weeks prior to departure. He will provide
In addition we advise to bring a personal first-aid kit.
How do I get to Kampot?
From Phnom Penh: the company Sorya & Hour Lean provides four buses a day. The journey takes about four hours to cover 148 km.
From Sihanoukville: minivans
leave at all times and they get you to Kampot in two hours (110 km).
Arrange everything on the spot. You can also take a bus at the bus
From Kep: minivans leave at all
times and they get you to Kampot in 40 minutes (25 km). Arrange
everything on the spot. You can also take a bus at the bus
From Bangkok: take a bus to Sihanoukville, then continue to travel to Kampot.
From Siem Reap: take a bus to Phnom Penh, then continue to travel to Kampot.
By air: From Bangkok to Phnom Penh: daily flights with Air Asia (travel time: about one hour)
Cambodia = dangerous?
I personally have not had any bad experiences but like in
all countries, vigilance is always paramount. Do not leave valuables
lying around. Take into account that many Cambodians live in poverty,
so do not show off your money.
The peace and quiet on the political and social front has remained in place for many years now.
Currency and Bank Cards
Two currency units apply in Cambodia: the American Dollar
and the local currency the Riel. The latter is not distributed by cash
dispensers. Kampot has two cash dispensers where you can get dollars
trouble-free when using Maestro, Visa, Mastercard and Cirrus cards.
There is also a Western Union in the Acleda Bank.